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2017 PATA event dates are here!

Time to mark your calendar, save the dates and start making travel arrangements.

Set in a variety of dynamic locations, these PATA events create unparalleled opportunities for you to grow your business and connect with the exciting destinations of Asia Pacific.

From the cradle of Chinese civilisation to paradise islands in the Pacific and beyond, the venues of our upcoming events offer a wealth of unrivalled visitor experiences.

Adventure Travel Conference and Mart | PATA Annual Summit | PATA Travel Mart | PATA Global Insights Conference | PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum |
PATAcademy-HCD June & December

Explaining the SCIENCE of STORYTELLING at PATAcademy-HCD December 2016

Much has been discussed about the future of tourism marketing through storytelling. We've rounded up some of our favourite articles on the importance of storytelling below. For an immersive experience on how to tell compelling narratives of your products and brands, register now for the next PATAcademy-HCD on December 7-9 in Bangkok.

Travel Corporation CEO Sees Better Storytelling as Key to Millennial Travelers, Skift

'Why Storytelling Will be the Biggest Business Skill of the Next 5 Years', Hubspot
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Delegates experience beautiful Bangladesh at the PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2016


The PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2016 (NTFF2016) in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh attracted 242 delegates from 17 countries. The event, hosted by the Bangladesh Tourism Board under the supervision of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, brought together delegates from the public and private sectors to share inspiring and insightful discussions on some of the major issues in marketing and managing tourism growth for an unexplored destination.
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The Connected Visitor Economy Bulletin - 11th edition 2016


In this issue of the VE Bulletin GLP Films, an award-winning content marketing agency, shares industry expertise and recent case studies to illustrate the future of content marketing and the ROI of storytelling for the travel industry. The report explains why traditional advertisements are no longer enough, how storytelling can connect with your audience in an authentic way, and how an integrated storytelling strategy can aid in stakeholder collaboration and sustainable destination development.  

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Issues & Trends - 2H2016


We live in the digital age where personal information and sensitive data are ubiquitous. Breaches of sensitive personal data may lead to catastrophic events. In this report we highlight the threat of cyber threats in the travel industry and the urgent need to adopt a cyber security framework to identify, monitor and control potential crises. Cybersecurity is the backbone for advancing travel innovations. With sound data protection in place, travel companies can fully leverage big data to support new products and services, revenue management, better customer relationships and more efficient operation.

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Featured Sustainability News: African Tourism Ministers adopt African Charter on Sustainable and Responsible Tourism


The African Charter on Sustainable and Responsible Tourism, signed during the Ministerial Forum on Tourism and Climate in Africa, on the sidelines of the COP22, aims at becoming an instrumental tool for the continent to engage in sustainable tourism best practices by reconciling social and economic growth, the preservation of the environment and the respect for the cultural diversity of each country.
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Green Tip:
The subcultures of sustainable living
Key insights from PATAmPOWER

Top 3 destinations in Southeast Asia continue to see arrivals growth
Singapore is reporting an 11.2 percent year-on-year growth in arrivals for 2Q2016. Meanwhile, arrivals in Thailand grew by 8.23 percent for the same period. Malaysia’s recovery continued in 2Q2016 with a reported 4.64 percent arrivals growth compared to the same period last year.

Find out more on latest international visitor arrivals at
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Now Available: Stepping Out of the Crowd

The second of PATA’s series of reports focusing on young travellers, Stepping Out of the Crowd, provides valuable insights on the behaviour of Asian millennial travellers while pushing forward the debate on how the tourism sector can help enthusiastic young travellers to explore destinations further afield in order to ease the pressure on already-crowded visitor attractions..

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PATA Thailand Chapter & SKAL International Bangkok Annual Christmas Networking Luncheon – Tuesday, December 13, 2016

PATA Thailand Chapter is organising a Christmas Charity Event in collaboration with SKAL International Bangkok on December 13, 2016 at the fabulous Siam Kempinski Hotel.

Members and friends are encouraged to renew friendships, exchange ideas and network in support of a responsible tourism industry. Read More.


TAT: Grand Palace to be closed for four days for royal ceremonies

The Bureau of the Royal Household has announced that Bangkok’s Grand Palace is closed today (December 1st) and tomorrow while Royal Merit Making ceremonies take place to mark the first 50 days since the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

During this two-day period, the selling of tickets to allow tourists to visit the Grand Palace will be suspended during these temporary closures. In addition, there will be no access for tourists or mourners wishing to pay tribute to the Royal Remains. Read More.

OAG’s Megahubs Index 2016 calculates a ‘Connectivity Index’ for each airport

There is strong argument that where there is significant volume of passengers travelling between two airports via a third point, there will be potential direct air services. OAG's latest global ranking looks at the Top 50 largest international underserved routes. Read More.

YAANA Ventures: ‘Fight Night’ winners ready for adventure travel

Three generous winners of the Operation Smile charity boxing fight night won adventure holidays at the fundraising event, Fight Night in Bangkok.

Fight Night is the annual white collar charity boxing match, silent auction and raffle that raises money to give free operations to children in rural Thai provinces to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. Read More.

WTTC and UNWTO urge UK government to lift air ban to Sharm el Sheikh

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) call on the UK government to lift the current ban on UK-based airlines flying to Sharm el Sheikh.

In a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, David Scowsill, President & CEO, WTTC, and Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General, UNWTO, stressed the importance of resuming operations to the Egyptian coastal resort as the current travel advisory is having devastating effects on the country’s economy and social stability. The ban has been in place since a Metrojet airline flying from Sharm el Sheikh to St Petersburg crashed in the Sinai Desert in October 2015.
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